Taylor Dayne – American pop singer, songwriter, and actress
Taylor Dane was born on 7 March 1962 in Long Island, New York. Her mother was an actress, and her dad was a coin collector. The young woman loved music since childhood but dreamed of becoming an actress. Dayne’s real name is Leslie Wunderman. She also performed under the pseudonym of Les Lee.
The young singer began her music career in 1980 upon graduating from high school. She performed with little-known bands, Next and Felony. Then Leslie enrolled in Nassau Community College to study music. Two years into studying, Dayne decided that she would achieve much more success by promoting her music and planned to quit college. However, she changed her mind and graduated.
In 1985, the singer started working with an independent label Mega Bolt. Under the pseudonym Les Lee, she recorded a single "I'm The One You Want". A year later, Leslie presented "Tell Me Can You Love Me". The songs weren’t successful but Leslie wasn’t about to give up. She changed the pseudonym to Taylor Dayne. The young woman adopted the male-sounding pseudonym thanks to the advice of her friend Dee Snider – vocalist of a popular band Twisted Sister. The advice turned out to be good. Soon Dayne signed a contract with Arista Records.